NORWALK, Conn. - The events in Norwalk this week include debates, a Halloween parade and concert for kids, and a haunted tour of Mill Hill graveyard. For a full listing of things to do, check out our Events page.
Monday, Oct. 2
Gang Leader for a Day: 10 a.m. Sociologist Sudhir Venkatesh, who infiltrated a Chicago gang and wrote a book about it, will speak about his experiences. Norwalk Community College, 188 Richards Ave.
Trends in Executive Coaching: 5:30 p.m. Rondi Frey of Norwalk Hospital, Ellen Keithline Byrne of Save the Children, Rick E. Spann of Gateway International and Karen Kirchner of Career Management Consulting will discuss trends in coaching. $35. Norwalk Inn and Conference Center, 99 East Ave.
The Power of Email Marketing: 6 p.m. Ellen DePasquale will discuss how to use email to market your business. $35 per person, includes dinner and dessert. Norwalk Inn and Conference Center, 99 East Ave.
State Legislative Debate: 6:30 p.m. The League of Women Voters host a debate between Chris Perone and Joanne Romano, candidates for the 137th State Legislative District. Community Room, Norwalk City Hall, 125 East Ave.
Republican Debate Watch Party: 8 p.m. The Norwalk Republican Town Committee will host a party for the final presidential debate. Norwalk Inn and Conference Center, 99 East Ave.
Tuesday, Oct. 23
I'm Retired, Let's Keep It That Way: 10:30 a.m. The Connecticut Money School will talk about how seniors can manage their portfolio to create growth and income in retirement. Norwalk Senior Center, 10 Allen St.
Fraud Prevention Seminar: 5:30 p.m. First County Bank hosts a seminar for business owners on how they can prevent the theft of private information. First County Bank, 469 Westport Ave.
Conservation Commission: 6 p.m. The Conservation Commission meets. Room 231, Norwalk City Hall, 125 East Ave.
Tree Advisory Committee: 7 p.m. The Tree Advisory Committee meets. Room 225, Norwalk City Hall, 125 East Ave.
Common Council: 8 p.m. The Common Council meets. Common Council Chambers, Norwalk City Hall, 125 East Ave.
Wednesday, Oct. 24
Fighting Cuba: A Love Story: 10:30 a.m. Author and journalist Kay Abella presents a program on the lives of Cuban exiles. Norwalk Senior Center, 10 Allen St.
Health Department Farmers Market: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pick up fresh fruits, vegetables and other items from local farmers and vendors. Norwalk Health Department parking lot, 137 East Ave.
Parking Authority: 6 p.m. The Parking Authority meets. Maritime Parking Garage, 11 North Water St.
State Legislative Debate: 6:30 p.m. The League of Women Voters presents a debate between Gail Lavielle and Ted Hoffstatter, candidates for the 143rd State Legislative District. St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 208 Newtown Ave.
Historical Commission: 7 p.m. The Historical Commission meets. Norwalk Museum, 41 North Main St.
Harbor Management Commission: 7:30 p.m. The Harbor Management Commission meets. Room 220, Norwalk City Hall, 125 East Ave.
Personnel Committee: 7:30 p.m. The Personnel Committee of the Common Council meets. Room 123, Norwalk City Hall, 125 East Ave.
Thursday, Oct. 25
Books Sandwiched In: Noon. Bring a lunch and discuss "The Hare with Amber Eyes" by Edmund de Waal. This memoir tells de Waal's story as he tries to track down the history of his family and a collection of 264 Japanese wood and ivory carvings that he inherited. Norwalk Public Library, 1 Belden Ave.
Children's Book Sale: 3 to 7 p.m. The Norwalk Library offers a special sale of children's books and materials. Hardcover books are $1, paperbacks are $0.50 and DVDs are $2. Norwalk Public Library, 1 Belden Ave.
Dia De Los Muertos: 6 to 8 p.m. This free event for kids features a Halloween costume parade, music by Rubberband, books by Norwalk Reads, demonstrations by the Norwalk Fire Fighters Association and crafts by SoNo Art Celebration. SoNo Park, 50 Washington St.
Board of Ethics: 6:45 p.m. The Board of Ethics meets. Room101, Norwalk City Hall, 125 East Ave.
Health, Welfare and Public Safety Committee: 7:30 p.m. The Health, Welfare and Public Safety Committee of the Common Council meets. Room 231, Norwalk City Hall, 125 East Ave.
Friday, Oct. 26
Medicare Talk: 10:30 a.m. Miriam Zorzi of Beacon Retiree Benefits Group will discuss Medicare Part 3. Norwalk Senior Center, 10 Allen St.
Rowayton Farmers Market: Noon to 5 p.m. Pick up fresh fruits, vegetables and other items from local farmers and vendors. Pinkney Park, 1 Rowayton Ave.
A Haunting at Mill Hill: 5:30 p.m. Take a lantern-light tour of Mill Hill graveyard and hear stories of the ghosts of Norwalk's past. Tickets are $10 for adults and teens and $6 for children. Mill Hill Historical Park, 2 East Wall St.
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